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called real action right now to reduce gun violence after the school massacre in newtown, connecticut. he put vice president biden in charge of a government-wide effort, but gave him only until january to recommend new laws and executive orders. mr. obama pointed to assault rifles like the one used in the sandy hook attack to access to mental health care and to what he called a culture of that glorifies violence. major garrett is at the white house for us tonight. major? >> reporter: scott, gun control has never been an obama administration priority. it is now, and the clock is ticking on vice president joe biden's gun violence task force. mr. obama wants to announce new initiatives before his state of the union address in late january. >> there's no law or set of laws that can prevent every senseless act of violence in our society. we're going to need to work on making access to mental health care at least as easy as access to a gun. we're going to need to look more closely at a culture that all too often glorifies guns and violence. and any actions we must take must begin inside the hom
together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this regardless of the politics. >> pelley: we have a team of cbs news correspondents and producers on this still-developing story. first, jim axelrod here in newtown on how it all began. >> reporter: the school day had just started when the first calls came into police. >> reporter: eight-year-old bear nikitchyuk had turned in his third grade classroom's attendance list seconds before. >> i saw some of the bullets going past the hall that i was right next to and then a teacher pulled me into her classroom. >> reporter: the children describe the sound as pans falling. one heard a scream over the intercom. teachers locked the classroom and crowded their students into corners away from doors and windows. >> i was, like, afraid when we had to go to our cubbies. and we had -- and every door in the building except for the ones in the hallway had to close so -- and we had to lock our doors so the animal couldn't get in. >> reporter: some children hid in closets. police say the shooting rampage was restrictestricted two-to
leader in gun control, called the n.r.a.'s plan a distraction that's only intended to delay action by congress. >> should we have a conversation about school security? yes. should we have a conversation about mental illness and the culture of violence? yes. but we can't ignore the common denominator in all of these deadly massacres: access, easy access to killing machines. >> reporter: the fact is, scott, that one-third of america's public schools already have armed security and it's interesting to note an armed deputy sheriff was assigned to columbine high school near denver in 1999 but failed to stop that attack that killed 13. >> pelley: chip, thank you very much. of course, the best thing is to prevent a mass shooting and the united states secret service has spent years studying assassins and school shooters in order to do just that. brian vossekuil and robert fein wrote two studies for the secret service and they told us in an interview for "60 minutes" that gunmen often leave a lot of clues about their intentions. >> strong key to prevention is to encourage those with informa
it to say we are certainly planning to take action if that eventuality were to occur. >> reporter: seizing the chemical weapons and agents would require putting up to 75,000 troops on the ground. a massive operation that u.s. officials say is only likely to happen if and when assad falls. preventing assad from using his weapons would require air strikes against sights defended by russian-made anti-aircraft missiles. for now, the obama administration is backing up its public warnings by sending private messages to assad through one of his few remaining allies, russia. >> pelley: david, thank you. the assad dictatorship has ruled syria for more than 40 years. the syrian people rebelled last year and it's been open warfare ever since. it's extremely hazardous for reporters to get into the war zone, but elizabeth palmer managed to reach a neighborhood under siege on the outskirts of the capital city, damascus. >> reporter: it's 6:00 p.m. the heavy shelling doesn't usually start until 9:00, so it's safe to go for a tour of this wrecked and virtually deserted neighborhood. this was one of the fi
. one outspoken advocate for strict gun laws demanded action from the president today. new york mayor michael bloomberg says president obama isn't vigorously enforcing background hecks on gun buyers and he criticized mr. obama for not naming a permanent director for the federal agency that enforced gun laws. ne talked to the mayor today and we pointed out to him that many millions of americans disagree with gun control. >> lots of people think we shouldn't have speed limits. we still have speed limits. lots of people think we shouldn't have public schools. we still have public schools. pus of people are against a lot of different things. fedemocratic society you have to come together and what a majority of the people want. and every time somebody's on a poll the majority of people want sensible gun restrictions. ib pelley: and in your opinion sensible gun restrictions would include what? >> no guns in the hands of minors, no guns in the hands of sriminals, no guns in the hands of people with psychiatric problems, no guns in the hands of people with substance abuse problems, no guns in
off everything that was going on around them. we were confident and believed that our actions did cause this incident to stop. >> do you believe he knew you were coming? >> in my heart i believe he was aware of our presence. >> you all made him stop. you guys are heroes. >> please don't say that. please don't ever say that. i don't think any of us want to be heroes at the expense of what happened. >> we're hired as police officers. we take an oath to serve and protect. that day we protected those who got out. we wish we could have been there sooner. >> newtown, connecticut. since the tragedy, newtown has had support from all over the world, cards, letters and especially toys and stuffed animals. 60,000 at last count, enough to fill the gym at town hall. every child in newtown has been invited to take one home. >>> queen elizabeth takes a special peek at the christmas spirits. that story is next. [ male announcer ] every time you say no to a cigarette, you celebrate a little win. nicoderm cq, the patch with time release smart control technology that acts fast and helps control crav
. toyota got the okay from a u.s. judge on that massive class action settlement. the lawsuit was brought by car owners who lost value on their cars because of sudden unintended acceleration problems. toyota shares fell 0.5% to just above $92 per share. apple says it will withdraw patent claims against a new samsung phone after the company said it will not sell the phone in the u.s. but apple shares still sold off, down more than $5 to $509. barnes and noble says british media company pearson is making a $90 million investment in its nook media unit. that's about a 5% stake. back in april, microsoft made a $300 million investment in the unit. looking at the players: shares of barnes and noble jumped more than 4% to almost $15 a share. pearson slipped a fraction. and microsoft lost 1.5%. wal-mart plans to start monitoring the warehouses of subcontractors it uses here in the u.s. the program stems from complaints of poor worker treatment at the warehouses. shares of wal-mart fell slightly closing at $67.61. some turbulence in merger talks between american airlines and u.s. airways. the two
>> glor: tonight, fiscal cliff hanger. >> the hour for immediate action is here. it is now. >> glor: president obama speaks to the nation after speaking with congressional leaders. reports from major garrett and nancy cordes. elaine quijano on the family heartbreak after russia's president bans all adoptions to americans. >> we ask president putin, please, can he set an alternate means but don't let me children suffer. >> glor: he met saddam hussein and made it look easy. david martin on the death of general norman schwarzkopf and what the world did not know about him. and "on the road" with steve hartman as a man tries to save his wife of 56 years. an unusual request that gets a surprising response. >> got two of them and i only need one. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> glor: good evening, scott is off tonight. i'm jeff glor. it is the end of a holiday week, but it would appear congress is just getting started. tonight, the president said he is mottestly optimistic about a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff, which would mean avoiding aut
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